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Puppy Articles

Real Questions, Real Answers

Over the years, we’ve been asked lots of common-sense questions about puppies: with topics ranging from how to prepare your home for a new puppy to preventing puppy obesity. We’ve turned the answers into short articles. Just choose from the categories below. Thanks for asking.

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Puppies run hotter than we humans do. It’s just a matter of degrees...
Wondering what to feed a puppy? Here's the rule: puppies need puppy food.
Short answer: Usually in about ten days to two weeks.
Biting or nipping is normal behavior for your puppy. You have to establish boundaries early, though, or you’re in for bigger ouches later.
Puppies aren’t born knowing how to respond to a leash. Teach them how with these tips.
Short answer: Yes. Now let’s shed further light on puppy shedding.
The short answer: Parvo in puppies is very serious. It’s a deadly disease that is easily preventable. Parvo strikes young puppies who’ve not been vaccinated. Key point: get parvo shots for your puppy. Now.
Jumping on people can be bothersome, embarrassing and, at times, even dangerous. Like many inappropriate behaviors, jumping up can be corrected. The sooner, the better.
Because a puppy is, well, a puppy—their immune system is still developing, and they chew and swallow all kinds of stuff—it’s easy to upset their tummy. Don’t let this give YOU a bellyache, too.
Exercise and play with your puppy can lead to a happy, healthy life together. Whether your puppy is a big Great Dane or a teeny-tiny Yorkshire Terrier, he needs exercise every day.
Puppy behavior and their energy levels change with time. Here are the stages.
This is an exciting time. And… there is going to be a period of adjustment. The following tips will lay the foundation for a long, happy life together and make the transition as easy as possible.